Mag. Dr. phil.

Michaela Raggam-Blesch

Tel.   (+43 1) 515 81 – 3321

michaela.raggam-blesch(at)oeaw.ac.at

Biography


Born 1974 in Bad Radkersburg / Steiermark

Studies of history and education sciences at Graz University. Doctoral Fellowship Program at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2000-2002). Center for Jewish History Fellowship in New York (2002-2003). Staff member of the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. 2005 PhD graduation at the University of Graz. Since 2007 researcher at the Institute for Culture Studies and the History of Theatre at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt (2009) and at the University of Graz (2011). APART post-doc scholarship (2012-2015). Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), April-September 2013. Since 2017 Elise Richter fellowship with a habilitation project on “Everyday life and persecution of women and men of “half-Jewish” descent in Vienna, 1938-1945”.

Areas of Specialization


Jewish history of the 19th and 20th century, Gender studies, Oral history, Autobiographies and the discourse of memory, Microhistory, National Socialism and Holocaust Studies,

Responsibilities at IKT


Research projects in the field of Sites of Memory – Spaces of Memory

Books (selection)


(ed. together with Dieter J. Hecht and Heidemarie Uhl) Letzte Orte. Die Wiener Sammellager und die Deportationen 1941/42, Mandelbaum, Wien 2019, 261 p.
(ed. together with Monika Sommer and Heidemarie Uhl) Alma und Arnold Rosé. Nur die Geigen sind geblieben, Ausstellungskatalog, Haus der Geschichte Österreich, Wien 2019, 231 p.
(together with Dieter Hecht and Eleonore Lappin-Eppel) Topographie der Shoah: Gedächtnisorte des zerstörten jüdischen Wien, Wien 2018, 2nd edition, 607 p.
(ed. together with Dieter J. Hecht, Eleonore Lappin, Lisa Rettl, Heidemarie Uhl) 1938. Auftakt zur Shoah in Österreich. Orte – Bilder – Erinnerungen, Milena Verlag, Wien 2008
Zwischen Ost und West. Identitätskonstruktionen jüdischer Frauen in Wien, Studienverlag, Innsbruck und Wien 2008

Privileged“ under Nazi-rule: The Fate of Three Intermarried Families in Vienna, in: Journal of Genocide Research 21, 3 (2019), 378-397. (Open Access) (journal article)
Alltag unter prekärem Schutz. Mischlinge und Geltungsjuden im NS-Regime in Wien, in: Zeitgeschichte 6 (2016), 292-307 (journal article)
Survival of a Peculiar Remnant: The Jewish population of Vienna during the last years of the war, in: Dapim, Studies on the Holocaust, 29 (2015) 3, 197-221 (journal article)

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